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25
Sep
CARE Line volunteers needed

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

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We’re looking for up to 10 volunteers to help run our 24-hour CARE Line, which provides round the clock support to patients and families who are affected by a blood cancer.

Our CARE Line volunteers are there to offer confidential emotional support and practical advice to those who need it. We have recently recruited a Nurse Advisor, and we’re now in a position to expand our CARE Line team.

The role will be home-based and volunteers will be required to work at different times of the day, including evening and weekends, to fit around their home and other life commitments. No direct experience of a blood cancer is necessary, but successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they are empathetic, caring, non-judgemental and a good listener. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.

A diagnosis of a blood cancer can have a huge impact on someone emotionally, as well as physically. Having someone to talk to in the middle of the night, or when others aren’t around can be a huge comfort.

Esther Wroughton, CARE Director at Leukaemia CARE, said: “Our volunteers play a key role in supporting patients and loved ones through what can be an extremely distressing and difficult experience. By sparing a little time, volunteers can really make a difference to someone’s life and make what they are going through that little bit more bearable.”

For more information or to view the full job description, take a look at our vacancies page.